Jeremy Kyle wearing a suit and tie: Jeremy Kyle will not give evidence to a committee of MPs

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Jeremy Kyle won’t give proof to a committee of MPs

Jeremy Kyle has turned down a request to look earlier than a committee of MPs following the loss of life of a visitor.

Senior executives concerned within the daytime discuss present will seem in entrance of MPs subsequent week, however Kyle’s representatives instructed the committee he wouldn’t give proof.

Damian Collins, chair of the digital, tradition, media and sport (DCMS) committee, says they wished the presenter to look as a part of an inquiry into actuality tv.

The Jeremy Kyle Show has now been taken off air

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The Jeremy Kyle Present has now been taken off air

Mr Collins says the committee believes that “Kyle himself needs to be an essential witness to that, because the present relies round him because the lead presenter of it”.

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“We’ve despatched an invite to Mr Kyle via his representatives and we’ve got obtained phrase again from them that he has declined to look in entrance of the committee on Tuesday subsequent week,” he added.

He says the committee might be pursuing the matter with Kyle’s representatives “to see if we are able to discover a date when he’ll seem or to grasp totally the the explanation why he isn’t capable of seem”.

a man looking at the camera: Steve Dymond died following filming of the show

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Steve Dymond died following filming of the present

The DCMS committee inquiry was launched final month, inside hours of ITV saying that it had axed The Jeremy Kyle Present following the loss of life of Steve Dymond.

The 63-year-old’s physique was discovered at his residence in Portsmouth on 9 Might, shortly after filming for the programme.

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He had reportedly gone on the present to take a lie detector take a look at to show he had not been dishonest – however failed the take a look at.

Sophie Gradon standing in front of a body of water: Sophie Gradon killed herself after drinking alcohol and taking cocaine, a coroner ruled

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Sophie Gradon killed herself after ingesting alcohol and taking cocaine, a coroner dominated

On the listening to on 25 June, the committee will hear from ITV’s chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette and chief government Dame Carolyn McCall.

The MPs may even query Tom McLennan, the chief director of The Jeremy Kyle Present, and Graham Stanier who’s director of aftercare at ITV and accountable for the welfare of contributors, Mr Collins stated.

The inquiry will invite a spread of former contributors and programme-makers to provide proof over the approaching months.

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Mr Dymond’s loss of life occurred as actuality TV exhibits started to face elevated scrutiny over the responsibility of care to contributors.

a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Mike Thalassitis' body was found in a park near his home. Pic: ITV2

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Mike Thalassitis’ physique was present in a park close to his residence. Pic: ITV2

Love Island has returned to ITV2 after the deaths of former contestants Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis.

Gradon, 32, killed herself after ingesting alcohol and taking cocaine, a coroner dominated.

Thalassitis, 26, killed himself after ingesting alcohol and taking cocaine, a separate coroner concluded.

ITV lately introduced an enhanced responsibility of care course of for contributors on the present, together with a minimal of eight remedy classes for contestants.

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